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Jamie Carragher mocks Roy Keane over Cristiano Ronaldo claim as footage resurfaces

Jamie Carragher mocks Roy Keane over a claim about Cristiano Ronaldo as footage resurfaces with Man Utd knocked out of the FA Cup.

The Red Devils lost 8-7 on penalties after a frustrating 120 minutes ended 1-1 against the Championship side at Old Trafford on Friday night.

Anthony Elanga was the only player to miss his spot-kick, smashing his effort over the bar in sudden death to give Boro a famous win in the fourth round of the competition.

Jamie Carragher has poked fun at Roy Keane after Manchester United were knocked out of the FA Cup by Middlesbrough on Friday night.

United lost 8-7 on penalties after a frustrating 120 minutes ended 1-1 against the Championship side at Old Trafford.

Anthony Elanga was the only player to miss his spot-kick, blasting over the bar in sudden death to give Boro a famous win in the fourth round of the competition.

United really should have been out of sight in the first half, though did go 1-0 ahead through Jadon Sancho’s smart finish.

Cristiano Ronaldo embarrassingly missed from the penalty spot after Paul Pogba was brought down, while Sancho hit the bar with a lob and Bruno Fernandes spurned a free header.

Middlesbrough equalised in controversial fashion as Duncan Watmore set up Matt Crooks, despite the ball striking his hand.

Fernandes hit the post with a huge opportunity to win it, allowing Boro the chance to go on and come out victorious on penalties – and in turn, Carragher chose to wind up Keane.

After the result was confirmed, the former Liverpool defender took to Twitter to remind his followers of an argument he had with Keane back in November.

“Roy Keane told me Man Utd had signed Ronaldo to win the #FACup,” Carragher tweeted.

Carragher referred to a heated debate he had with Keane in the Sky Sports studio after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

The former Liverpool player questioned why United had signed Ronaldo, with Keane asserting that it was in order to try and win cup competitions, not the Premier League title.

However following on from their FA Cup exit, it means they have not won a domestic trophy for six seasons now with fans losing patience again and no doubt already thinking of another protest.

Here is part of their argument from November last year.

“He’s a phenomenon in terms of goals,” Carragher said. “But I mentioned this in midweek. PSG signed Messi and United signed Ronaldo. Are United closer to the title? No. Are PSG closer to the Champions League with Messi? No.”

Keane responded: “Ronaldo was never going to get United back to winning titles.”

“So what was the point in signing him then?!” Carragher shot back. “He’s 37!”

“He’s not come back to win the league,” Keane said.

Carragher: “So what’s he come back for?! What’s he here for then?”

Keane: “When you won the FA Cup were you not buzzing with that? United are a cup team at the moment.”

Carragher: “You said Ronaldo hasn’t come to win the League, what is he here for?!”

“For cups,” Keane added.

Carragher: “Is that where Man United are now?”

“Absolutely,” Keane said.

Carragher: “So you’re happy with that?”

“I’m not but that’s where they are as a club,” Keane concluded. “Look at the team look at the league, look at the last two or three years they won’t win the league for the two or three years.”

Twitter users reacted as Jamie Carragher mocks Roy Keane over his Cristiano Ronaldo claim…

@DaveTheKing21: We almost saw a giant killing there but Middlesbrough managed to just about do the business.

@mxdric: CARRRRRRRAAAAAAA FROM DEEP!!!!!

@speedyc1: Well it’s obvious @Carra23 has won twitter tonight 😂😂👌 #ynwa

@PodOfTwoHalves: 😂😂😂 Carra feeling brave knowing Roy is going to be taking charge of Sunderland by the time the next @SkySportsPL game rolls round

@Diogoallfc: Played their best 11 to lose to boro 😂😂

@hemps23: Nice one Carra lad! UTB!

@ushacfc: Had it saved in his drafts!

@sewjit: I love Carragher sometimes honestly. These terrible opinions from former United players need someone like him to shut them up

@clivepafc: Too quick 😁👏🏾

@JoeHarston: Genuinely the most wasteful individual performance I’ve ever seen live. The man is so finished

@Hallybhoy11: Couldn’t resist Jamie could you!

@SazMCFC: This is why Jamie Carragher is the best pundit

@JoeArslanian: But he sells lots of shirts – that’s more important these days

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